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Edward Shils

Edward Shils was a Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and in Sociology at the University of Chicago and an influential sociologist. He was known for his research on the role of intellectuals and their relations to power and public policy. His work was honored in 1983 when he was awarded the Balzan Prize. In 1979, he was selected by the National Council on the Humanities to give the Jefferson Lecture, the highest award given by the... Read More

BornJuly 1, 1910
Springfield, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 23, 1995 (aged 84)
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